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The Shared Learning Trust


Following our last update in March to inform you that we had been granted Government permission to separate from our original sponsor, Barnfield College, and launch as a new stand-alone Academy Trust. Our new name is The Shared Learning Trust! 


We have a new logo and we are constructing a new Trust website: you can go to see the holding page. The full website will be launched on 1st September, ready for the new academic year, and individual school websites will follow in October/November. 


Please CLICK HERE for further details.


We will write to parents again at the start of the new academic year with another update.


Exciting New Chapter Begins At Barnfield Academy Trust

Barnfield Academy Trust is delighted to announce that it has finally been granted Government permission to separate from its original sponsor, Barnfield College, and launch as a new stand-alone Academy Trust.


The move follows months of hard work and negotiation by the staff, and means that Barnfield Academy Trust can now look forward to an exciting future offering children from 4–18 top class teaching in the area.


CEO of the Trust Andrew Cooper said: “Today’s announcement is the news we’ve all been waiting for. There have been issues and challenges in recent times, but from today it’s a brand new start for us. This is fantastic news for teachers, parents and most importantly the children and students we teach in our two primary schools, two secondary schools and studio school”.


“The Ministerial permission to go it alone demonstrates a huge vote of confidence in the great work already being done in our five schools.  We share that confidence – we are all incredibly excited about this fantastic opportunity”.


The schools that make up the new Academy Trust are Barnfield South, Barnfield West, Moorlands Free School, Barnfield Vale and the Barnfield Studio School.


As part of the Academy Trust’s new chapter, it will have a new name in the near future.



Train to Teach with Barnfield Teaching School Partnership

Want to make a difference? Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Teaching is a career for achievers. Teacher training is better than ever before. Good teachers are in demand and there are excellent employment prospects. Come to the Luton and Bedfordshire Train to Teach Event at Challney High School for Boys on February 12th 2015. For further information click here or speak to Gayle Harrison ( on 01582 601221 who will be pleased to discuss this with you.


Barnfield Academies Trust

Following a period of review and reflection by both the College and Academies Boards, the joint Boards have agreed to best service the education and training needs of the people of Luton two wholly separate organisations should be put in place. Please click here for the full information letter. Should you wish to read the full report please click here.


As part of the process we require feedback from our key stakeholders. Please click here to complete a survey on your views of the restructure of the Barnfield Academies Trust.

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